December 02, 2022
Jiang Zemin’s Mixed Legacy
By Zhiqun Zhu
One can attribute many of China’s current achievements and problems to policies initiated during Jiang’s tenure.
December 01, 2022
Jiang Zemin’s Foreign Policy Legacy Has Died With Him
By Denny Roy
Many Chinese associate the late Jiang with an era seen as brighter and more hopeful than the literal and figurative lockdown Xi has brought upon China.
December 01, 2022
Jiang Zemin, Who Guided China’s Economic Rise, Dies
By Joe McDonald
Jiang led China from 1989 to 2002, a period that saw explosive growth in China’s economy and global status but also laid the seeds for many of the issues facing the country today.
September 30, 2022
Can the Chinese Communist Party Congress Surprise Us?
By Bonnie Girard
Surprises are possible at the CCP’s most scripted event – but this year, any hopes for an “October surprise” are wishful thinking.
September 26, 2022
The End of Senior Politics in China
By Zhuoran Li
Xi Jinping is the first leader since 1978 not to be constrained by powerful elders in the CCP.
September 08, 2021
David Shambaugh on China’s Political Personalities, From Mao to Xi
By Shannon Tiezzi
“Although their respective periods of rule are four decades apart, and China has changed so much in the interim, it is really quite striking just how much Mao and Xi have in common.”
February 13, 2019
Why China’s Younger Generation (Sort of) Loves Jiang Zemin
By Chutian Zhou
Meet China’s “toad worshipers.”
November 22, 2017
Wang Huning: China’s Antidote to Strongman Politics
By Yi Wang
Wang rose to China's political heights on the strength of his ideas.
November 15, 2017
Why China’s Central Military Commission Got Downsized
By Don Tse
The move helps Xi consolidate control over the military while avoiding a major backlash.
November 03, 2017
Welcome to the Xi Jinping Show: Chinese Foreign Policy After the 19th Party Congress
By Ankit Panda
China's foreign policy can be expected to remain assertive as it grows increasingly ambitious under Xi Jinping.
May 05, 2017
Meet China's Emerging Number 2
By Zi Yang
A biography of Li Zhanshu, the right-hand man to Xi Jinping.
January 03, 2017
What's Behind the Latest Political Reshuffling in Southern China?
By Cal Wong
New hires in Hong Kong and Guangdong hint at the central government's political priorities.